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INDYCAR Rules Against GM
Friday, 27 Apr, 2012 – 6:55 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Rules Against GM

INDYCAR’s decision to permit a modification to the turbocharger on Honda-powered V-6 engines in the IZOD IndyCar Series was upheld by a three-member committee Thursday night, denying a protest filed by General Motors.
Honda-powered teams will be allowed to change compressor covers on all of its 2.2-liter, single-turbo engines beginning with this weekend’s Itaipava São Paulo [...]

Jourdain Returns To Indy After 16-Year Hiatus
Wednesday, 25 Apr, 2012 – 8:04 | Comments Off
Jourdain Returns To Indy After 16-Year Hiatus

When Michel Jourdain Jr. begins “scraping off the rust” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next month, he might need a sandblaster.
Sixteen years after competing in his first Indianapolis 500, Jourdain will attempt to qualify for the 96th edition of the race on May 27 for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Team co-owner Bobby Rahal, the 1986 [...]

Vettel, Red Bull Return To Top
Monday, 23 Apr, 2012 – 7:33 | Comments Off
Vettel, Red Bull Return To Top

Order was restored in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship at an unlikely venue Sunday, when Sebastian Vettel turned his first pole of the season into his first victory of 2012 in the politically troubled Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.
Vettel, the two-time/reigning World Driving Champion for Red Bull Racing/Renault, held off a late-race charge by [...]

Allmendinger Earns Pole At Kansas
Saturday, 21 Apr, 2012 – 12:23 | Comments Off
Allmendinger Earns Pole At Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A.J. Allmendinger, driving a Penske Racing Dodge, won the pole on Saturday afternoon for Sunday’s STP 400 Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway. Harvick’s pole lap was at 175.993 mph.
The pole was the first at Kansas in a Cup car for Almendinger, who moved to Penske from Richard Petty Motorsports for the [...]

Armstrong In A Cautious Hurry To Make His Mark
Thursday, 19 Apr, 2012 – 10:14 | Comments Off
Armstrong In A Cautious Hurry To Make His Mark

LEAWOOD, Kan. – It’s easier today for young drivers with untested talent to get a shot at stardom in NASCAR than it was in the 1990s and before. There is very little doubt about that. But there is also very little doubt that keeping a ride in one of NASCAR’s top three series is as tough [...]

Biffle And Team Leave Texas With Guns Blazing
Wednesday, 18 Apr, 2012 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Biffle And Team Leave Texas With Guns Blazing

FORT WORTH, Texas – Overshadowed in recent seasons by teammates Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth at Roush Fenway Racing, Greg Biffle says his perch atop the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings is the product of persistence and perspiration.
“I could say it’s about time, but hard work still pays off today,” Biffle said Saturday night [...]

INDYCAR Penalizes Rahal
Tuesday, 17 Apr, 2012 – 14:35 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Penalizes Rahal

INDYCAR has placed IZOD IndyCar Series driver Graham Rahal on probation through the next six race for blocking and initiating avoidable contact during the race on the Long Beach temporary street circuit April 15.
On Lap 22 of 85-lap race, Rahal made contact with the No. 26 car driven by Marco Andretti in Turn 8, which [...]

Hight Makes It Four Straight
Sunday, 15 Apr, 2012 – 17:48 | Comments Off
Hight Makes It Four Straight

Robert Hight is officially the hottest driver in American auto racing.
The John Force Racing Funny Car driver won for the fourth time this season Sunday when he captured the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.
Also winning at zMAX were Spencer Massey in Top Fuel and Greg Anderson in Pro Stock.
Hight got the [...]

Kahne Wins As NASCAR Returns To The Rock
Sunday, 15 Apr, 2012 – 14:39 | Comments Off
Kahne Wins As NASCAR Returns To The Rock

Kasey Kahne won the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 as NASCAR returned  to Rockingham Speedway for the first time since 2004 on Sunday afternoon.
Kahne  moved to the front on the lap 155 of the 200-lap event to notch his fourth win in five starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
The victory gave Kahne his [...]

Hight Stays Hot In Concord
Saturday, 14 Apr, 2012 – 18:38 | Comments Off
Hight Stays Hot In Concord

Funny Car driver Robert Hight recorded his third No. 1 qualifying position in the first five events of 2012 Saturday at the Four-Wide Nationals in Concord, N.C.
Friday leaders, Jason Line in Pro Stock and Steve Torrence in Top Fuel, retained their No. 1 qualifying positions through Saturday’s qualifying efforts.
Hight was outside the 16 car field [...]